Tabor Opera House National Treasure Saved!

February 16, 2018 by Jenny Buddenborg

The National Trust is excited to share that the Tabor Opera House National Treasure campaign has been successfully completed! The goal to transition ownership of the Leadville landmark and help determine a sustainable use for the building that honors its history and character has been accomplished. Now under City of Leadville ownership and Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation operation and management, this historic place is well on its way to a full rehabilitation and use with the guidance of a market and use feasibility study completed by Denver-based Progressive Urban Management Associates.

Excitingly, the Foundation was just awarded a $200,000 State Historical Fund grant to develop architectural and engineering documents critical to a solid rehabilitation. The National Trust matched a portion of the grant with a $10,000 award from the National Preservation Fund.

Although much work is yet to be done to rehabilitate the building, the City and Foundation have already achieved great success in securing a solid future for the Tabor Opera House. Be sure to follow their progress via their website.

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